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Team Israel Softball

Rebecca Merkes

Rebecca Merkes

Shalom - many of you know that I have been playing softball since I was a little girl. This past winter I spent several days working out and trying out for the Israeli Junior National Team and I made the team! This means so much to me as a young Jewish adult and as a softball player, Wearing Israel on my jersey is a dream come true - I even wear #5 to remember Hank Greenberg - the Hebrew Hammer! I can only imagine if my Grandpa Richard was alive today to watch me play at this level, with my Israel jersey and hearing Hatikvah before our games - I know that he would have been so proud and my biggest cheerleader!

Please help my dream become a reality!  You can support Team Israel Softball as we prepare to compete this summer at the prestigious Canada Cup.  We are 29 Israeli and American Jewish athletes ages 15 to 25 who will compete fiercely for Israel’s National and Junior National Softball Teams this summer.

However, we need your help!  Your generous contribution will help advance Jewish National Fund's support for Team Israel as we pursue our dream of competing in the Olympics. 

Together, we can make a difference!


raised of $5,000 goal

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